THE DAILY POST
Apr 11, 2016
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We are living in a modern age of instant news all over the globe in a matter of seconds. The newspaper industry has really taken a beating when it comes to loss of subscriptions. More and more younger people and middle age are giving up their newspaper. There are so many other ways to receive today’s news, In a lot of cases, long before the newspaper has it printed.
There is almost a generation of people who are keeping the newspapers alive with their active subscription. Most of these people are not familiar with the computer and will no doubt not have anything to do with computers during the rest of their lives. After that generation is gone. It’s going to be only computer minded people receiving the news, if there is any interest in receiving news in the future. It has become very popular to stay disconnected from national and world events. Politics got to the point that it disgusts people, they just don’t involve themselves anymore. That paints a sad scenario for the future of the country.
The small town newspaper or the weekly newspaper will no doubt continue as they are because they serve mostly just a local community. They supply that community with the local knows that they want to share and they also have outlets to other larger media that can supply them with events as they happen. The newspaper has been doing a great job all over the world and in the United States since around the 1700′. Newspapers up to this point have always been a part of daily living. Almost every family had someone at one time who was a newspaper carrier.
If something should ever happen with cyber wars and a breakdown of our worldwide communications systems and satellites and other methods of communications. The newspaper will probably be long gone and it will be very hard to revive after it’s gone. We want to put all of our eggs into one basket, and then think that basket is untouchable. It could be all gone in a blink of an eye.
Nanotechnology, electronic wizardry, unimaginable events and equipment to entertain our every wish as far as shock and awe. Goals in entertainment, communications, virtual reality are taken for granted for decades to come. In many instances today reality and virtual reality are so mixed up, we don’t know what is fact and what is fiction.
We wonder why our puny little human mind gets confused, as we witness the world and what is happening around us. It should be fairly easy to understand. We need the newspapers comic section more than ever before.